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Office of Institutional Equity

Office of Institutional Equity
103 Edwards Hall
1810 Kerr Drive
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

TTY or TRS: 711


The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) is engaged in coordinating K-State's compliance with laws, regulations, executive orders and other applicable polices that uphold our guiding principles. OIE also serves as a resource for the University, below are some additional training opportunities and other resources around topical issues.


Workshops and courses about policy, process and information for prevention. To discuss training opportunities, contact OIE.

Title IX Employee Training
Recognizing Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Supervisors
Recognizing and Reporting Discrimination, University Response and Resource

Video Library

What is Consent by Campus Clarity 

Consent is as simple as tea

Title IX
Know Your IX

Bystander Intervention and Safety Tips

Remember to make your safety and the well-being of others a priority. Review the active bystander intervention strategies.

Be an Active Bystander

Watch Video: Bystander Intervention Video for Students by K-State


Look out for your fellow K-State Community members. Active bystander intervention discourages attitudes and behaviors that support sexual assault and other harmful behavior. When you witness a potential sexual assault or other behavior that promotes a culture of violence, don’t assume someone else will help or that it’s none of your business; speak up, step in and seek help. 

  • What is bystander prevention?
    • Bystander prevention is a long-term process that requires change at various levels of the university community to prevent intimate partner violence and sexual violence before they occur. This can be achieved through educational programming and training for students, faculty and staff. 
  • Who is a Bystander?
    • A bystander is a witness or spectator who is present during a potentially dangerous situation. You can be a bystander in a public place such as a pub or bar, or you might be a bystander in a residence hall or classroom.
  • When is bystander intervention needed?
    • Bystander intervention is needed whenever a bystander witnesses potentially harmful conduct, such as behavior that may lead to sexual violence. It is important to determine how you will intervene, or if you will have someone else intervene in the situation.
    • Always make your safety and the well-being of others a priority.
  • Why should we engage bystanders to intervene?
    • Preventing sexual violence involves community participation.
    • Reverse the "bystander effect," by speaking up, intervening or asking others to do so.
  • How can you be an upstanding bystander?
    • Your choice to do something in the moment could make our community a safer place.
    • You can speak up and step up to confront the situation or cause a distraction or you can seek help from someone else. Whatever strategy you choose, it should be what you feel comfortable doing.

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the division of the federal government charged with enforcing compliance with Title IX of the Civil Rights Amendments of 1972.


Principles of Community

"Equal opportunity to learn, work, and contribute."